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at this point, rick. >> rick: we watched the president in colorado and he did the same thing in montana the other day and has the opening statement and takes off his jacket and rolls up his sleeve, and this is a president who looks more like a candidate, like he did before super tuesday last year, does it feel like you are covering a campaign? >> reporter: yeah, absolutely, rick, it certainly does, i mean, three town halls in five days, and from new hampshire to montana, to colorado, and now we're in arizona, and so, feels like campaign mode and the president telling people yesterday in grand junction go out and knock on doors and spread the message of health care reform and he's doing what he has done best, silt ell it i person and rolls up his sleeves and whatever you are asking, your opponent, bring their questions and definitely feels like we are back in campaign mode. >> rick: mike, thanks so much. >> jamie: the president's colorado town hall, was mostly filled with supporters who didn't challenge the president or his reform efforts. at least until the end when 23-year-old zach lon
of preexisting conditions. yesterday i was in montana talking about people who had their insurance policies suddenly revoked even though they were paying their premiums, just because they got sick. today we're talking about people like nathan and his family who have insurance, but are still stuck with huge bills because they hit a cap on their benefits or are charged exorbitant out of pocket fees. when you hear about these experiences, when you think about the millions of people denied coverage because of preexisting conditions and the thousands who have had their policies canceled because of an illness, countless people like nathan, i want you to remember one thing, there but for the grace of god go i. [ applause ] this is something that sometimes we have forgotten during the course of this health care debate. these are ordinary americans. they're no different than anybody else. they're working hard, they're meeting their responsibilities. they're held hostage by health insurance companies that deny them coverage, or drop their coverage, or charge fees that they can't afford for care they
. this is a live picture of air force one about to depart montana for grand junction, colorado. in colorado that is where he is going to be holding a townhall meeting, a city providing medical care at a third of the cost of other cities. hundreds of people are expected at the event and to make their voices heard in demonstrations planned outside. what does the president plan to focus on in today's townhall? >> strategy has been tapping into anger against the insurance companies. yesterday he was on patients who get dropped from coverage. today it's going to be people who has insurance that gets hit by a cap on benefits and large out of pocket fees. introducing him is nathan wilkes. he has been paying $25,000 in out of pocket fees. he is battling over a benefits cap, as well. the white house says the president will continue to hold these townhall regularly this month. >> julie: what can we expect from the crowd, especially from the demonstrators. some of these have gotten pretty heated? >> the audience might be okay with shouting down their congressman but they have taken a different tone wi
with the benefits or large out of pocket fees. now, mr. obama is on a four-day western trip. first up, in montana where yesterday he focused on patients who get dropped by their insurance companies in today's web address. the president says he realizes there's skepticism about his proposal. especially at a time of economic upheaval, but he asked for a discussion where we lower our voices. his town halls lacked the raucous crowds that some congressional democrats have faced, but he did take a couple of tough questions yesterday. >> and that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. you're saving here, you're saving over there, you're going to take a little money here, a little money there, but you have no money. >> you're absolutely right. that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. you're right. >> even some republicans are facing confrontation al crowds in their towns. senator chuck grassley is coming to the table with democrats. a larger theme in many of these forums is mistrust of big government solutions and republicans are hammering that message. >>
here and we ran into a couple of crews from montana. we have been watching throughout date. there have been water dropping helicopters and forest service crews in the rough terrain. that is one of the factors, more resources on the ground and better weather conditions. they are hoping that firefighters get a better handle on this today. >> anita, thank you. >>> a thick gray cloud hovering over the angeles national forest. you can see how close those flames are. this is the city of pasadena you are looking at. it's a very populated city. smoke and haze not to mention the smell lingering in the area. if you have pictures of the fire send them to us. we my decide to put the pictures on tv but don't put yourself in harm's way. >> gregg: high temperatures is helping fuel this dangerous fire. they are in the midst of a five-day heat wave. they are trying bring the flames under control. any relief in sight. let's go to our meteorologist, any help on the way with mother nature. >> three to five days it will be very hot in the western part of the united states. we have a big ridge sitting right
meeting in montana. leading those negotiations he got an earful that basically, if we are looking for a public option it is not going to happen. white house doesn't really have an ability to fight this that they really want to. >> mike emanuel, thanks very much. >> julie: now we want to know what you think. who do you trust more, your insurance company or the government. >> tweet us at twitter.com. "got one that said, i think the question would be better posed who are you more afraid of the health insurance companies or its government. >> i think the poll is on that. >> julie: we'll be talking to scott rasmussen about what americans will be thinking about right now. >> trace: it's considering taking over such a personal issue of our life. it's very scary. >> gregg: police making an arrest in a frightening and bizarre attack on the mayor. tom barrett recovering in the hospital he was beaten with a metal pipe. he was attacked last night as he was leaving wisconsin state fair with his family. the mayor had just come to the aid of a woman when she was attacked by the pipe wielding sus
of montana in towards north dakota could see maybe an isolated tornado, certainly some wind damage and some hail and one other spot down across parts of the southwest. arizona, california, up towards las vegas and the california river valley dealing with thunderstorms for your afternoon as well. shannon? >> thank you, rick. >>> the family of missing georgia woman christy cornwell is hoping a website and reward will help police to uncover new leads into her disappearance. the 38-year-old woman is believed to have been abducted august 11th. georgia police spent eight days looking for her before they wrapped up their search on wednesday. >>> canadian police are stepping up the search for jenkins. the hunt for 32-year-old ryan jenkins is focused on areas surrounding vancouverer and british columbiaia. the couple met in march in vegas and were married for days. >>> once a sex offender served his or her time, finding a place to live can be a challenge. one man, a registered sex offender himself has made it his mission to find homes for people just like him. joining us on the phone is r.l. young.
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